Are You Listening, God?

"It is a sign of the times that we should ask this question. Those of my generation have seen the world change from faith to faithlessness. Twenty or thirty years ago we didn’t have to ask, “Is God listening to me when I pray?”

It is a sign of the times that we should ask this question. Those of my generation have seen the world change from faith to faithlessness. Twenty or thirty years ago we didn’t have to ask, “Is God listening to me when I pray?” Everyone, whether a believer or not, believed God heard them when they prayed. Our world today has become desensitized to God’s Spirit. This has seeped into the church world. We now ask the question, “Is God listening to me when I pray?”
 
It is a good question and a sign that we are waking up to prayer and seeking God. We want to hear a response from God when we pray and so we ask, “Is God listening to me when I pray?” In a word, “yes” God does listen when we pray. We all like to be heard. Parents say to their children, “Are you listening to me?” Teachers in a classroom tell their students to listen carefully so they will be able to do well on the test. Pastors encourage their church members to pay attention to the sermons that will help them. We all want to be listened to and to be understood. We have this same need in our relationship with God. When we pray, we want to know God is listening. We can be sure that He listens to us and hears our prayers. We can know by this one thing:” When God has our attention, we have His.” 
 
God is listening for your prayer. Are you praying?

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Book Suggestion:
Drawing Near to God: Themes on Prayer
Cheryl Craft

This book is excellent for prayer study groups or personal devotion and study. In “Drawing Near to God” Cheryl gives insights and direction about deepening your prayer life and growing in the prayer life to which God has called you.